Explorers / Boy Scouts

Explorer Post #634


  • Jim McNeil
  • Beth Faugh
  • Jon Faugh
  • Jenna Merdak
  • Mike Terzo Jr.
  • Andrew Socola


The Rush FD Explorer Post was started in 1975. We had 25 kids at that time. Oscar Dell was the first post advisor. Over the years the post has provide some excellent firefighters and EMTs. Two are NYS Troopers, (Jon Faugh & Mike Burdett), one is a Dansville PD / Livingston Co. Sheriff officer and East Avon FD Asst. Fire Chief (Jeff Faugh), one is an Odgen Police Officer (Rob Anderson), one was a Sgt. in the Avon PD & Asst. Chief at Clifton FD (Peter Henry) and the others are all firefighters where they live. Several other explorers that moved from Rush are involved in other FDs or Ambulance Services. The past chiefs Dale Sweet, Mike Terzo Sr., Jim McNeil, Jon Faugh, Mike Terzo Jr. Sean Brown, were explorers. We have male and female advisors and ALL have been trained by the BSA local council.


Boys and Girls between 14 and 21 years old. Learn first aid, CPR, how to used an automatic defribrillator, fights fires and operate rescue equipment like the “jaws of life”. The only thing an explorer cannot do is go into a burning building. We provide the equipment and all the training. It not all work and no play, there are social functions and educational trips to places that the general public only hears about. They drill with the firefighters and also hold their own meetings and drills. They learn valuable emergency skills and procedures that may save your life.

If you are interested, please reach out (email)!

Boy Scout Troop #134

The Rush Fire Department has sponsored Boy Scout Troop #134 since 1937.